|Alanna Shaikh: How I'm preparing to get Alzheimer's - TED.com|
When faced with a parent suffering from Alzheimer's, most of us respond with denial ("It won't happen to me") or extreme efforts at prevention. But global health expert and TED Fellow Alanna Shaikh sees it differently. She's taking three concrete steps to prepare for the moment -- should it arrive -- when she herself gets Alzheimer's disease.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Alzheimer's disease; aging; disease; health; medicine; science; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Jack Andraka: A promising test for pancreatic cancer ... from a teenager - TED.com|
Over 85 percent of all pancreatic cancers are diagnosed late, when someone has less than two percent chance of survival. How could this be? Jack Andraka talks about how he developed a promising early detection test for pancreatic cancer that’s super cheap, effective and non-invasive -- all before his 16th birthday.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cancer; disease; science; TED2013; 2013
|Gary Slutkin: Let's treat violence like a contagious disease - TED.com|
Physician Gary Slutkin spent a decade fighting tuberculosis, cholera and AIDS epidemics in Africa. When he returned to the United States, he thought he'd escape brutal epidemic deaths. But then he began to look more carefully at gun violence, noting that its spread followed the patterns of infectious diseases. A mind-flipping look at a problem that too many communities have accepted as a given. We've reversed the impact of so many diseases, says Slutkin, and we can do the same with violence...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; disease; health; medicine; violence; TEDMED 2013; 2013
|Allan Jones: A map of the brain - TED.com|
How can we begin to understand the way the brain works? The same way we begin to understand a city: by making a map. In this visually stunning talk, Allan Jones shows how his team is mapping which genes are turned on in each tiny region, and how it all connects up.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; brain; disease; science; technology; 2011
|Nancy Frates: Why my family started the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The rest is history - TED.com|
When 27-year-old Pete Frates injured his wrist in a baseball game, he got an unexpected diagnosis: it wasn’t a broken bone, it was ALS. Better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS causes paralysis and death—there is no cure. And still, Pete saw an opportunity to drive awareness about the disease. In a brave talk, his mom Nancy Frates tells the story of how the family developed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and took great pleasure in seeing everyone from Justin Timberlake to Bill Gates take pa...
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; disease; family; health; philanthropy; TEDxBoston; 2014
|Robert Fischell on medical inventing - TED.com|
Accepting his 2005 TED Prize, inventor Robert Fischell makes three wishes: redesigning a portable device that treats migraines, finding new cures for clinical depression and reforming the medical malpractice system.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; TED Prize; business; disease; health care; invention; medicine; science; technology; 2005
|Bruce Aylward: How we'll stop polio for good - TED.com|
Polio is almost completely eradicated. But as Bruce Aylward says: Almost isn't good enough with a disease this terrifying. Aylward lays out the plan to continue the scientific miracle that ended polio in most of the world -- and to snuff it out everywhere, forever.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; disease; global issues; health; science; 2011
|Stephen Friend: The hunt for "unexpected genetic heroes" - TED.com|
What can we learn from people with the genetics to get sick — who don’t? With most inherited diseases, only some family members will develop the disease, while others who carry the same genetic risks dodge it. Stephen Friend suggests we start studying those family members who stay healthy. Hear about the Resilience Project, a massive effort to collect genetic materials that may help decode inherited disorders.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; biology; data; disease; genetics; health; privacy; TED2014; 2014
|Max Little: A test for Parkinson’s with a phone call - TED.com|
Parkinson’s disease affects 6.3 million people worldwide, causing weakness and tremors, but there's no objective way to detect it early on. Yet. Applied mathematician and TED Fellow Max Little is testing a simple, cheap tool that in trials is able to detect Parkinson's with 99 percent accuracy -- in a 30-second phone call.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; disease; global issues; innovation; math; medicine; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Dennis vanEngelsdorp: a plea for bees - TED.com|
Bees are dying in droves. Why? Leading apiarist Dennis vanEngelsdorp looks at the gentle, misunderstood creature's important place in nature and the mystery behind its alarming disappearance.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Taste3 2008; TED; Talks; animals; disease; food; insects; life; nature; 2008
|George Whitesides: A lab the size of a postage stamp - TED.com|
Traditional lab tests for disease diagnosis can be too expensive and cumbersome for the regions most in need. George Whitesides' ingenious answer, at TEDxBoston, is a foolproof tool that can be manufactured at virtually zero cost.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; chemistry; development; disease; poverty; science; technology; TEDxBoston 2009; 2009
|Kary Mullis' next-gen cure for killer infections - TED.com|
Drug-resistant bacteria kills, even in top hospitals. But now tough infections like staph and anthrax may be in for a surprise. Nobel-winning chemist Kary Mullis, who watched a friend die when powerful antibiotics failed, unveils a radical new cure that shows extraordinary promise.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; chemistry; disease; health; health care; medicine; science; technology; TED2009; 2009
|Sonia Shah: 3 reasons we still haven’t gotten rid of malaria - TED.com|
We’ve known how to cure malaria since the 1600s, so why does the disease still kill hundreds of thousands every year? It’s more than just a problem of medicine, says journalist Sonia Shah. A look into the history of malaria reveals three big-picture challenges to its eradication.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; disease; global issues; history; insects; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Kristen Ashburn's photos of AIDS - TED.com|
In this moving talk, documentary photographer Kristen Ashburn shares unforgettable images of the human impact of AIDS in Africa.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; AIDS; Africa; activism; disease; global issues; health; media; photography; science; 2003
|Francis Collins: We need better drugs -- now - TED.com|
Today we know the molecular cause of 4,000 diseases, but treatments are available for only 250 of them. So what’s taking so long? Geneticist and physician Francis Collins explains why systematic drug discovery is imperative, even for rare and complex diseases, and offers a few solutions -- like teaching old drugs new tricks.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; disease; genetics; medical research; medicine; science; TEDMED 2012; 2012
|Aubrey de Grey says we can avoid aging - TED.com|
Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease -- and a curable one at that. Humans age in seven basic ways, he says, all of which can be averted.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; aging; biotech; disease; engineering; future; health care; science; technology; transhuman; 2005
|Mathieu Lehanneur demos science-inspired design - TED.com|
Naming science as his chief inspiration, Mathieu Lehanneur shows a selection of his ingenious designs -- an interactive noise-neutralizing ball, an antibiotic course in one layered pill, asthma treatment that reminds kids to take it, a living air filter, a living-room fish farm and more.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; disease; green; innovation; nature; product design; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Hans Rosling on HIV: New facts and stunning data visuals - TED.com|
Hans Rosling unveils new data visuals that untangle the complex risk factors of one of the world's deadliest (and most misunderstood) diseases: HIV. He argues that preventing transmissions -- not drug treatments -- is the key to ending the epidemic.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; AIDS; Africa; disease; global issues; presentation; statistics; visualizations; TED2009; 2009
|Richard Weller: Could the sun be good for your heart? - TED.com|
Our bodies get Vitamin D from the sun, but as dermatologist Richard Weller suggests, sunlight may confer another surprising benefit too. New research by his team shows that nitric oxide, a chemical transmitter stored in huge reserves in the skin, can be released by UV light, to great benefit for blood pressure and the cardiovascular system. What does it mean? Well, it might begin to explain why Scots get sick more than Australians ...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; chemistry; disease; health; medicine; science; TEDxGlasgow; 2012
|Peter Ward: A theory of Earth's mass extinctions - TED.com|
Asteroid strikes get all the coverage, but Medea Hypothesis author Peter Ward argues that most of Earth's mass extinctions were caused by lowly bacteria. The culprit, a poison called hydrogen sulfide, may have an interesting application in medicine.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; disease; environment; global issues; history; life; science; space; TED2008; 2008
|Mick Ebeling: The invention that unlocked a locked-in artist - TED.com|
The nerve disease ALS left graffiti artist TEMPT paralyzed from head to toe, forced to communicate blink by blink. In a remarkable talk at TEDActive, entrepreneur Mick Ebeling shares how he and a team of collaborators built an open-source invention that gave the artist -- and gives others in his circumstance -- the means to make art again.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDActive 2011; TED; Talks; creativity; design; disease; invention; open-source; technology; 2011
|Eric Topol: The wireless future of medicine - TED.com|
Eric Topol says we'll soon use our smartphones to monitor our vital signs and chronic conditions. At TEDMED, he highlights several of the most important wireless devices in medicine's future -- all helping to keep more of us out of hospital beds.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; disease; health; health care; medicine; technology; 2009
|Eva Vertes looks to the future of medicine - TED.com|
Eva Vertes -- only 19 when she gave this talk -- discusses her journey toward studying medicine and her drive to understand the roots of cancer and Alzheimer’s.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; Featured; cancer; disease; health; science; technology; wunderkind; 2005
|Nathan Myhrvold: Could this laser zap malaria? - TED.com|
Nathan Myhrvold and team's latest inventions -- as brilliant as they are bold -- remind us that the world needs wild creativity to tackle big problems like malaria. And just as that idea sinks in, he rolls out a live demo of a new, mosquito-zapping gizmo you have to see to believe.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; disease; innovation; insects; invention; poverty; technology; TED2010; 2010
|Larry Brilliant wants to stop pandemics - TED.com|
Accepting the 2006 TED Prize, Dr. Larry Brilliant talks about how smallpox was eradicated from the planet, and calls for a new global system that can identify and contain pandemics before they spread.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Google; TED Prize; collaboration; disease; epidemiology; global issues; health; science; technology; 2006
|Dean Ornish on the world's killer diet - TED.com|
Stop wringing your hands over AIDS, cancer and the avian flu. Cardiovascular disease kills more people than everything else combined -- and it’s mostly preventable. Dr. Dean Ornish explains how changing our eating habits will save lives.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; culture; disease; food; global issues; health; health care; science; short talk; 2006
|Nathan Wolfe's jungle search for viruses - TED.com|
Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe is outwitting the next pandemic by staying two steps ahead: discovering deadly new viruses where they first emerge -- passing from animals to humans among poor subsistence hunters in Africa -- before they claim millions of lives.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; AIDS; Africa; adventure; biodiversity; biology; disease; exploration; global issues; health; microbiology; pandemic; primates; science; virus; TED2009; 2009
|Paul Ewald asks, Can we domesticate germs? - TED.com|
Evolutionary biologist Paul Ewald drags us into the sewer to discuss germs. Why are some more harmful than others? How could we make the harmful ones benign? Searching for answers, he examines a disgusting, fascinating case: diarrhea.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; biology; disease; evolution; global issues; health; health care; illness; medicine; microbiology; science; technology; virus; water; 2007